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The Institute of Masters of Wine is the home of exceptional expertise in the wine world. What started more than 65 years ago as an exam for the UK wine trade is now a globally recognised title collectively held by a worldwide family of Masters of Wine. Today, there are 416 MWs based in 31 countries, each making their own contribution to the world of wine. Becoming an MW means gaining entry into a unique wine community; one that brings enriching personal and professional opportunities, as well as lifelong friendships.

ABOUT US

The IMW’s mission is to promote excellence, interaction, and learning across all sectors of the global wine community. As well as running the MW study programme, our programme of worldwide events offers unparalleled opportunities to taste and learn. These tastings and seminars, including our international symposium, are open for anyone to attend – you don’t have to be a Master of Wine to join in.

FIND AN MW

The IMW’s directory of Masters of Wine allows you to search not just by name, but also by skills and specialisms. MWs are active all over the world and in all fields; MWs are winemakers, journalists, consultants, buyers, auctioneers, educators and much more. If you are looking for an MW in a particular country, expert comment on a specific style of wine, a speaker for your event, or experienced commercial advice, look no further.

THE MW EXAM

The MW exam tests the breadth and depth of a candidate’s theoretical knowledge and tasting skills in the art, science and business of wine. By passing the MW exam, you become a member of the IMW, gain the title Master of Wine and can use the initials MW after your name. The MW exam is a series of tasting and theory papers, plus an in-depth research project. You can find out about all stages of the exam, as well as downloading past papers, by clicking below.

Latest News

Ten MW students share special IWSC Foundation scholarship

Ten MW students share special IWSC Foundation scholarship

IMW supporter IWSC Foundation has awarded 10 MW students with a special scholarship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ten students from stage two of the MW study programme share a portion of £23,500. IWSC Foundation made the fund available to current stage two and three...

Mags Jango wins the Golden Vines™ Masters of Wine Scholarship

Mags Jango wins the Golden Vines™ Masters of Wine Scholarship

Liquid Icons – the fine wine research and content production company founded by the late, great Gerard Basset OBE MW MS and his friend Lewis Chester DipWSET – are delighted to announce the recipients of 12 new scholarships for BAME/BIPOC wine students: The Golden...

Ten MW students share special IWSC Foundation scholarship

IWSC Foundation becomes an IMW supporter

The Institute of Masters of Wine has the pleasure of announcing IWSC Foundation has joined its international supporter community. IWSC Foundation is a non-profit organisation and the charitable arm of the IWSC. Established in October 2018, the Foundation aims to...

Upcoming webinar and virtual gala with Susan Lin MW

Upcoming webinar and virtual gala with Susan Lin MW

Susan Lin MW will present a one-hour overview of her MW research paper, 'Influences of classical music on the perception of a Brut non-vintage Champagne'. The webinar will take place on 9 June at 9:00 PT / 17:00 BST and will include interactive components. The webinar...

Latest News

Ten MW students share special IWSC Foundation scholarship

Ten MW students share special IWSC Foundation scholarship

IMW supporter IWSC Foundation has awarded 10 MW students with a special scholarship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ten students from stage two of the MW study programme share a portion of £23,500. IWSC Foundation made the fund available to current stage two and three...

Mags Jango wins the Golden Vines™ Masters of Wine Scholarship

Mags Jango wins the Golden Vines™ Masters of Wine Scholarship

Liquid Icons – the fine wine research and content production company founded by the late, great Gerard Basset OBE MW MS and his friend Lewis Chester DipWSET – are delighted to announce the recipients of 12 new scholarships for BAME/BIPOC wine students: The Golden...

Ten MW students share special IWSC Foundation scholarship

IWSC Foundation becomes an IMW supporter

The Institute of Masters of Wine has the pleasure of announcing IWSC Foundation has joined its international supporter community. IWSC Foundation is a non-profit organisation and the charitable arm of the IWSC. Established in October 2018, the Foundation aims to...

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Upcoming webinar and virtual gala with Susan Lin MW

Upcoming webinar and virtual gala with Susan Lin MW

Susan Lin MW will present a one-hour overview of her MW research paper, 'Influences of classical music on the perception of a Brut non-vintage Champagne'. The webinar will take place on 9 June at 9:00 PT / 17:00 BST and will include interactive components. The webinar...

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